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What is NIPD

blood test to detect cell free foetal DNA in the mothers blood
can test for:
sex (important for X linked disorders)
single gene disorders


what are some ethical problems with NIPD

increase in the number of terminations

sends a message about societal attitudes to disability

what constitutes a disability

less research for disabilities

not 100% accurate

do we allow parents to chose a disability

eugenics slippery slope

detailed counselling and consent needed

sometimes extra tests are needed

worry for parents